Bu­gatti is build­ing a new €5m hy­per­car

Get ready for an en­tirely re­bod­ied Ch­i­ron with an ap­petite for cor­ners

Top Gear (UK) - - THE TEN - VI­JAY PATTNI

There is a new Bu­gatti on the hori­zon... pre­pare your­selves for the up­com­ing Bu­gatti Divo: a lim­ited-edi­tion hy­per­car with a very spe­cific fo­cus.

Cor­ners. Yep, the Divo pays homage to Al­bert Divo; the driver who, in the Twen­ties, twice won the Targo Flo­rio for Bu­gatti. To hon­our his feats on that moun­tain course, Bu­gatti’s Divo has lasered in on driv­ing dy­nam­ics.

We’re told the car – us­ing the Ch­i­ron’s chas­sis and 1,479bhp pow­er­train – will “be light and nim­ble and will boast enor­mous down­force”. Bug prom­ises “out­stand­ing” han­dling prop­er­ties.

Though the pow­er­train is es­tab­lished, the body­work will be new, hark­ing back to Bu­gatti’s coach­build­ing her­itage. In­deed, Bu­gatti re­minds us that in its early days, it reg­u­larly housed ex­ist­ing chas­sis in new bod­ies de­signed in-house un­der Jean Bu­gatti’s ten­ure.

The Divo will be re­vealed on 24 Au­gust at Cal­i­for­nia’s Quail meet, and you will need to be fully on board for the ride: just 40 are be­ing built, and each one costs €5m.

“With the Divo,” ex­plains Bu­gatti boss Stephan Winkel­mann, “we want to thrill peo­ple through­out the world. With this project, the Bu­gatti team has an op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­pret the brand DNA in terms of ag­ile, nim­ble han­dling in a sig­nif­i­cantly more per­for­mance­ori­en­tated way.” Sounds like some­thing we can get on board with.

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